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Galaxy S8: Samsung testing new crazy-fast Exynos 8895 processor

by Jacob Kleinman | August 10, 2016August 10, 2016 12:05 pm EST

The Galaxy S8 probably won’t launch for another six months, but Samsung may already be testing a new processor for its next flagship phone. A fresh report out of China claims the South Korean company is working on an Exynos 8895 chip with impressive new capabilities.

The Exynos 8895 is allegedly manufactured using a 10nm process and it’s been clocked at 4GHz in internal testing, though Samsung may cap that speed a bit for consumer smartphones. The new processor also offers a 30 percent performance increase over the Exynos 8890.

Samsung hasn’t officially confirmed plans for an Exynos 8895, but it seems likely the new chip will be included with the Galaxy S8 when it launches early next year. The device, allegedly codenamed Project Dream, is also rumored to pack a new 4K 5.5-inch display designed for virtual reality. It may come in a single curved-screen variant, though that apparently depends on how well the Galaxy Note 7 performs in the market.

Each new Galaxy S smartphone typically debuts at Mobile World Congress in February, and we expect the Galaxy S8 to arrive at the Barcelona trade show as well. Samsung still has plenty of time to work on the next-generation handset, though the details are already starting to come together.

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Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...